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COVENTRYâ€” Under a shaded tent alongside the Station Street portion of the Coventry Greenway Bike Path, a group of war veterans was cooling off after a four-mile cycling ride as part of the New England Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. The rehabilitation program is partnered with Veteran Administration (VA) Centers among other non-profit organizations to bring adaptive sports to veterans as a form of physical therapy.
The first day of the two-day event began around 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning on the bike path with several volunteers and medical staff to help veterans have a safe and enjoyable cycling activity. The 45 veterans were split into two groups and were participating in water skiing on Johnsonâ€™s Pond simultaneously. After lunch at the Coventry Memorial VFW Post, the groups switched and participated in the other sporting activity.
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